Tuesday, March 22, 2016

We Have Bluebirds!

There's the mama - hanging upside-down and sharing the suet cake with a white-breasted nuthatch.

And papa likes the suet too!  They've both been spending time in the mornings and late afternoon hanging around this suet feeder.  We haven't seen this to this degree before.  But we certainly are enjoying it.

And then I watched him dive down into one of the flower beds and jump up onto the tie with something in his beak.

Some sort of juicy bug I presume.  And he can have as many of those as he wants.

Back up in the tree he just kept posing for the camera and I just kept clicking away.

Happy to report that they are interested in the nest box and that they started building their grass nest in there on Saturday.  I have a short video but I can't seem to get it posted. I'll keep trying.  They are so much fun to watch.  

We were hoping that they would start nesting, then there was the threat of a snowstorm this weekend which, thankfully, stayed away.  Only a dusting of snow was visible this morning and it quickly melted.  Of course, March is still very unpredictable.  I remember several years ago when they actually had eggs laid by the end of March only to have them freeze.  

Whatever happens, I'll keep you posted.


  1. Those birds know it is Spring . . . love the photos!

  2. Oh, the nuthatch is handsome, isn't he!! I'm so glad your blues have started nesting, and wish them all the best. I was watching a blackbird with a beak full of worms or something like that just the other morning, and hoping that he didn't already have hatched eggs, it's a bit too early yet.

  3. Your photos are beautiful! I specially love the second photo. March really is quite unpredictable. I hope this bunch wait to lay eggs.



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